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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Unity Dolls gives lift to education with school overhaul

In line with its vision to acculturate children, unite Nigerians and deliver social change within our communities and country, Unity Girl dolls, Nigeria’s first theme dolls, a product of Auldon Limited, have overhauled a dilapidated school in Ikorodu, the first in a long line of CSR initiatives which will cut across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

 

After years of inattention, Lagos, Salvation Army Nursery and Primary School, sited at Agunfoye in Ikorodu was in a decrepit state for years with ramshackle classrooms, leaky roofs and flaky wall paints.
 
The Auldon Limited, known for its commitment to education and youth empowerment, through its Unity Dolls initiative singled out the school not only to give it a facelift, but also to contribute its quota to the quality of education that pupils will enjoy on its grounds.
While speaking to journalists on the sidelines during the schools reopening, Paul Orajiaka, Chief Executive Officer Auldon Limited, said "Our next project would now be in the north; from there we'll move to the other geopolitical zones of the country," he disclosed. "All the process demands is that we notify the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) about the idea and then we'll get the go-ahead to proceed."
 
Unity dolls is very passionate about its promise of supporting the growth of education through social works and that is why a portion of the sales proceeds on each doll is set aside to actualize this cause. Without a doubt, investing in the future of the Nigerian Child is key to ensuring a better society and by extension greater Nigeria for the good of all.
“According to Orajiaka, Unity Dolls decided to embark on this initiative which is highly essential to developing our children with the needed skill that will see them excel, through the provision of a conducive environment for learning knowing fully well that the nation’s destiny undoubtedly lies in their hands”.
 
In driving the project, Auldon Limited turned to unconventional sources which saw the company also employ the services of Muri Olaniyi, 31 and other street urchins without professional construction skills, in a bid to keep them gainfully engaged: "Most street urchins have skills, but probably don't have the opportunity to use these skills because they are branded as touts. But if you draw them close, you'll discover they are actually very wonderful human beings. Muri and his colleagues made this project a reality alongside a team of other professionals who worked on the project."
 

“Auldon limited through the Unity Girls Project, is currently planning to break new ground with new set of innovative dolls as the company is in the process of manufacturing fresh set of dolls that will go beyond Nigeria to embrace the whole of Africa. "This range of dolls will be called Unity Girl Africa. Already we've gotten strong level acceptance in the Nigerian market so we're now moving on to other frontiers, designing another set that will cut across the whole of Africa. At the moment, Auldon has gotten the license for that from a leading supermarket chain with branches across the continent," he disclosed.
The packaged dolls, which will likely be launched next year, will spur the public to action as it concerns influencing a more tolerant society united in diversity, with fliers detailing Auldon Limited's CSR initiative which is tilted towards giving rundown schools a new look.
 
Also speaking during the school opening, the Head Teacher of Lagos, Salvation Army Nursery and Primary School Mrs. Ogunyemi Olusola who was visibly elated thanked Auldon and Unity Girl for its support and remarkable face lift which he said will without a doubt create a better atmosphere for the pupils to learn and actualize their dreams.
According to Mrs. Olusola, if other companies toe this line, education will indeed leapfrog to greater heights from the poor state it currently is in.

40 comments:

Unknown said...

Nice

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Waoooo very good initiative

Berry said...

Nice one.

Unknown said...

Funny cute dolls

Unknown said...

Wow! So nice and gracious of them. God bless them abundantly. Thumbs up to them and more power to their elbows.

Jojo said...

Nice one

Unknown said...

Ok seen

Unknown said...

Ok seen

Unknown said...

Ok seen

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Thats nice....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile has any agency checked up / researched choking hazards these dolls may pose to kids with their tiny beads and stuff?
#okbye

Unknown said...

Waoo.....That's Nice!!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice

Unknown said...

Wooooooow, thanks to them for giving back to the society. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Wooooooow, thanks to them for giving back to the society. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Wooooooow, thanks to them for giving back to the society. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

God bless him in a marvellous way!

SHUKURAH said...

Where can I get those?

Unknown said...

Unity Dolls, thanks. May God continue to expand you.

Unknown said...

Unity Dolls, thanks. May God continue to expand you.

prettiyz said...

That's so nice of them

Unknown said...

Wowww. I love these dolls mehn

Unknown said...

Nice.... But I thought dolls was for small babies and preschoolers. Why give a doll to a children of middle childhood?

moniqUE said...

Ok good luck to them

Unknown said...

Nice initiative
Good

Nimi Izulu said...

I'm an artist. On my instagram @nimiizuluart page I promote africanism with my paintings. I love this.

Unknown said...

Nice...

Unknown said...

Good work.God bless you

Unknown said...

Wao God bless them
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Hawt Talk With Tosan said...

Good cause

Holuphorlahan said...

A job well done but do they really need to make it public?

Subomi said...

how nice

Unknown said...

Creative

Anonymous said...

Are these dolls available in the US? Fobecfmg@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Dolls for the Nigerian girl?? With The white woman's hair??

ary said...

These dolls are so CUTE!!!

Unknown said...

*child.....sorry

Anonymous said...

They aren't the first. Queens of Africa has been doing this for years

Anonymous said...

Queen of Africa cannot be compared with unity doll from what I can read above...

Anonymous said...

Whatever Taofick Okoya.

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